April 2011 – Volume 12, No. 4


CATI Product Development Forum Event. Join CATI at one of our Product Development Forum Events in May and see 3D Printing in action! This open house style event will showcase 3D Printing Solutions from Objet Geometries. In addition to having our 3D printing experts on hand, our award winning SOLIDWORKS Technical Team will be discussing the various ways to utilize SOLIDWORKS tools in your product development process. Learn More  

“Normal To” Orientation in SOLIDWORKS. Sometimes, when rotating “Normal To” a face, the orientation can be rotated at some obscure angle. This can be especially true on imported parts or parts that have a lot of funky angles to them…. Read More  

How to set a Sub-Assembly to Flexible in a SOLIDWORKS Assembly. By default all assemblies when inserted into another assembly are set to rigid, meaning the sub-assembly acts as a single unit and its components do not move relative to each other. If you want to be able to reuse that sub-assemblies movement in an upper level assembly you can do this by setting the properties of that sub-assembly to Flexible by… Read More  

How to Copy a Part in an Assembly with Mates. So you have an assembly and have been given the task of inserting multiple copies of the same part into it. The question then becomes what is the fastest way to create all of these instances and have them properly mated into position. As with most tasks in SOLIDWORKS there is always more than one way to get the job done. Read More

CATI Product Development Forum
See 3D Printing Live!

SOLIDWORKS Webcast Series is back! Register for the April 19th Installment of the SOLIDWORKS Webcast Series. This month SOLIDWORKS will show you how to become an “Expert” with SOLIDWORKS for Industrial Machinery, and Mold Tool and Die. When registering, be sure to lsit CATI as your SOLIDWORKS provider.

April CATIpult Webcast – How to Prepare for Your Enterprise PDM Implementation. Register soon for this installment of our CATIpult webcast series. Space is filling fast, reserve your spot today..

Create, edit, and view DWG files with DraftSight. Dassault Systèmes announced the general release of the No-Cost 2D CAD program DraftSight for PC. MAC and Linux versions are currently still in Beta

DEMO: Technical Documentation With 3DVIA Composer

Get your First Look at 3DVIA Composer. With 3DVIA Composer, you can leverage your 3D CAD data directly; streamlining the process for creating your product documentation. View Demo  

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Objet24 3D Printer – The quality of Stereolithography now on your desktop!

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April / May Event Schedule

SolidProfessor Webinar – April 14
11am-12pm CT

– Mechatronics and Machine Design Seminar: SOLIDWORKS and Motion Analyzer – April 15
8am-1pm CT

Live Event in Buffalo Grove, IL3DVIA Webcast – April 19
2pm-3pm CST

SOLIDWORKS 2011 What’s New – April 20
2pm-3pm CT

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Webcast -April 26
10am-11am CT

Users Groups

Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group – Apr. 21

Wisconsin/Illinois Simulation User Group – Apr. 29

Northeast Wisconsin SOLIDWORKS User Group – May 3

Missouri Oklahoma Area SOLIDWORKS User Group – May 3  

– Kettle Moraine SOLIDWORKS User Group – May 11

Chicago West SOLIDWORKS User Group – Contact CWSUG




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